The State Journal-Register, June 22, 2017

As members of the Faith Coalition for the Common Good and as downstaters our entire lives, we would hope Gov. Bruce Rauner and his Secretary of Education Beth Purvis would remember President Abraham Lincoln’s stirring words: “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” The state of Illinois is our house, one which is much stronger when it works for all the people who live in it, and the recently passed bill on education funding reform, Senate Bill 1, does just that. We urge the governor to support it.

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